FOCUS: Arts Administration | Mentor: Colleen M. Kelly
Born in Santa Monica, California, Andi Schoenbaum is an emerging artist whose work interchangeably alludes to passionate upheaval and joyous compromise. Largely self-taught, her talent as a painter was recognized as a child. Throughout an academic career driven by business, she managed to study under many Los Angeles artists including Victor Hugo Zayas. At 35, she turned down an acceptance to Otis College of Art and Design.
As an accountant and bookkeeper, she earned such clients as celebrated muralist Judith Baca. Her work at a Santa Monica gallery as a fine art printer gave her intimate exposure to Los Angeles icons such as Llyn Foulkes. Dring her time at the gallery, she received training in digital fine art printing from Mac Holbert of Nash Editions. Andi's lifetime inspiration comes from Stephen V. Correia, founder of Correia Art Glass, and a friend of her father.
Andi's work is held in the collection of the Chinatown Heritage and Visitors Center in Los Angeles, as well as in private collections throughout California and Washington State. She is working on portrait commissions, murals and preparing a body of work for exhibition. She resides in Oxnard, California.